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ABC
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
on 355 being diverted. for the second time in one month, someone waiting for a new york city subway train has been pushed onto the tracks and killed. the latest incident happened last night in queens. as jummy olabanji reports, it has metro riders here on alert. >> new york city police say this surveillance video caught the suspect running from the subway station after the crime. >> i can't believe it is happening in this area. >> it happened last night around 8:00. police say an unknown woman pushed the man onto the tracks as the train approached the 40th street bashan in queens. investigators say the woman was sitting alone on a bench mumbling to herself before she got up and pushed the unsuspecting victim. witnesses told police they had no time to react. >> we heard about the incident in new york on twitter from one of my friends. >> earlier, a 58-year-old was shot inside -- in front of a train in times square. >> i am going to start standing back. >> people here in d.c. who take the train daily tell us while the two incidents in new york on very sad they do not plan to change their ha
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am EST
with the sunday review section of the "the new york times" yesterday. we want to get your take on this. it does religion influence your politics? with more people saying they are unaffiliated. we want to get your take. here are some comments from facebook this morning. what are your thoughts on this december 24, 2012. it does religion influence your politics? let me show you this from "the new york times" this morning. a new poll out worldwide religion shows up that one out of six follows no religion. that is worldwide. all religions outside the united states as well. the upi story. religious identity affect voter choice. and then on the 2012 election, here is the pew forum on religion and public policy -- dorothy and baltimore, maryland. independent caller. what do you think? does religion influence your politics? caller: it does influence me somewhat but not so much now -- this time with obama. the reason why i say it does a little bit, you have to have a conscience when you deal with anything. especially when you make decisions for other people than yourself, you have to have a conscience. w
NBC
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
far this season. in new york city itself, this is not a big storm. it looks like one to three inches. the roads because it hasn't been all that cold so far this season should be under control. then you go back up into new york state. there will be pockets of heavier snow with about sick x to nine inches possible. same for northern pennsylvania. there will be spots that pick up higher snowfall totals. this is not a huge event, we're not talking about a lot of wind with this system, but it does still look like parts of southern new england will pick up most of the snow from the system. carl? >> thanks. we'll get to the national forecast in a few minutes. >>> meantime, lawmakers in washington are desperately trying to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff today, hoping to avoid steep spending cuts and tax increases. kristin welker is at the white house where the president had a high-profile meeting with congressional lawmakers on friday. good morning. >> reporter: carl, good morning to you. all eyes are on the senate this morning as majority leader harry reid and minority leader mcconnell tr
FOX
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
/or snow across the region and pushing to the north and east and to new york still snowing, hartford, boston and providence. you so the clearing taking place across parts of the area and we should clear out overnight. parts of the area picked up close to two inches. reagan national, officially a trace and bwi marshal a half an inch and snow totals not impressive but enough to sled on in some cases. 42 at reagan national; dulles, 41 degrees; bwi marshal, 37 and overnight winds pick up, we get cold and breezy out there. the overnight low about 31 in the city and 20s north and west of the snowpack and winds north and west, 10 to 15. more details on the weather and we'll look at the sunday forecast, a big redskin game, and of course, the new year's eve celebration as well. back to you. >> thank you, tucker. >>> winter weather team coverage continues to-from- virginia to maryland. some places got more than a dusting of snow. lauren demarco was in parts of maryland and joins us live tonight with the latest. lauren. >> reporter: maureen, definitely very chilly out here and clear. and, of co
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
need help. we desperately need help in the new york, new jersey area. last night two billion people around the world tuned into a benefit concert to help raise money for sand's reliefestings and now it is time for the government to step up to the place. congress has stepped up 39 times to help state and local governments to respond to disasters. there is a wisdom here that has been in the federal government for decades. that is, when god's hand strikes no localities can handle it on their own. we unite as a nation to help one another. following katrina the government passed aid following 10 days of after the storm. we passed nine fundamentals a total of $108 billion and frankly, the damage from sandy, the economic damage is worse. they lost about 270,000 homes and in new york we lost 305,000 homes. that is new york alone. they had about 20,000 small businesses, put out of business, gone. we have over 270,000. so the damage is enormous. and you know, we members of new york delegation have always been there when other parts of the nation were struck by distafters. new york tax dollars
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
: guy is a business owner in hillsdale, new york. caller: i have a small music label. i discovered some news by kurt bayo. i cannot get a major label to put the music out, so i decided do it myself. host: have you looked at the fiscal cliff and how it may affect your plans for 2013? caller: of course. this is all about paying for the wars, to me. host: as a business owner, how is it going to affect you? caller: it is not going to affect me. these are taxes i should have been paying a long time ago. host: ted is in los angeles. good morning. caller: good morning. i have a comment and question. when i am trying to say is at the turn-of-the-century, major leaders saw the need to change the 12-hour workday to the eight-hour workday, which brings us to the present. my question is, does the work they need to be changed maybe to a six-hour day in order to order accommodate employment for the growing america? i used to own a graphic arts business. it was very difficult to keep employees. i ended up being the only employee. host: you are retired now? caller: yes. host: steve in phoenix, kind of
FOX
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
. the other case is from new york, it challenges the defense of marriage act that requires the government to deny federal benefits to legally married gay couples. it was passed in 1996 and signed by president clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand that the possibility the ruling may go against the very thing they are fighting for. >> opponents of same sex marriage believe the justices will see things there way. >> we are confident that the court is going to up hold the right of the people to amend their own constitution. >> the man who wrote proposition
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am EST
news" -- also "l.a. times" -- i will take to "a "boston globe"" -- "the boston globe" -- the new york post -- the story i want to start with this morning is from politico. that line is -- senate leaders are headed into a critical sunday session of congress with a similar mission to avoid historic tax hikes, setting the stage for a high wire a final act of fiscal cliff negotiating just two days before the country is hit with a series of tough austerity measures. -- that again is from politico this morning. you're getting your thoughts, and we want to hear your message to congress on the fiscal cliff negotiations. the politico story mentioned what was happening on saturday evening on capitol hill. here is the washington post -- the washington post also offers a handy time line of what is set to happen today in the countdown to the cliff. at 1:00 p.m., the senate is set to reconvene. at 2:00 p.m., the house reopens. -- tonight or tomorrow, on monday -- that is our schedule, the fiscal cliff count down today. i want to turn out to nancy cook of the national journal. she is here to give us
FOX
Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
north and east of new york city. and still some leftover snow into connecticut and to boston and providence and they're getting leftovers. for us, the cloud cover and some clearing overnight. and that is the theme around here. and that is bringing in colder air and dealing with winds tonight, maybe 25 miles an hour and during the day tomorrow. here are your snow totals at the airport. reagan national picking up a trace. bwi marshal, a half an inch and closer to an inch there at dulles and as i mentioned, anywhere between a trace of snow and two-plus inches to the west. and 48 in reagan national; 37 degrees at bwi marshal and overnight lows should dip and that is why there is a concern of black ice and spots. clearing skies, breezy and cold. winds northwest and gusting over 25 and more details on the weather coming up and this is a look at the amazing forecast. back to you. >> and thank you. remember, you can check the weather where you live and update them with the fox 5 weather app downloaded on your droid, ipad or. >> i joy phone. >>> and now to a developing story affecting
CSPAN
Dec 15, 2012 7:00am EST
's schoolchildren. this is how the story is being played this morning on the front page of the "new york daily news." this is the way it is being reported this morning in "the wall street journal." the president talked about the shootings at the elementary school calling it a hate crime and vowing to press for meaningful actions to prevent more incidents. our first call for the morning comes from new york on the line for independence. a teacher. good morning. caller: good morning. yes, i was a substitute teacher actually up an east strasbourg it. i can tell you that the respect and all of that that was a round what i was going to school is completely gone. i could not believe some of the things i got to see, and i was in middle school. these are still young the kids, 13 and 14 and 15 year olds. there is just no respect. i do not know whether it comes from the home or what. these kids are totally unmotivated in school. they have no respect for the teachers, no respect for authority. you know, it is the whole country and the whole world. we live a in a sec, evil, and perverted society and nobody want
Current
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am PST
of cigarette. right. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. sara in new york. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi sara. [no audio] >> caller: you know the republicans that voted down the treaty for the disabilities act? >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: i don't understand how it -- it hurt my stomach when i heard this last night. i was actually watching it on tv. and my father's disabled. he had polio when he was a child. he has to wear braces and stuff but now the republicans that voted this down, how do you get that out there? i mean actually -- i know not everybody watches the senate house. >> stephanie: sara, i think it is out there. because in this day and age we're in such a 24 hour news cycle with visual images, i think the visual image of bob dole in his wheelchair and elder statesman above the republican party going to the senate floor after he was in the hospital last week and they still vote it down is -- i think that's why it is also just so -- >> i couldn't believe they did that. >> stephanie: at chr
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 3:00pm PST
in napa, and back east western new york, lake-effect snow blanketing areas around cleveland and buffalo and high winds are threatening to delay flights at busy airports in new york, philadelphia, and washington d.c. some of the estimated 87 million americans traveling these holidays have -- or this holiday have no doubt made it their christmas destinations. made it to their christmas destinations. millions still traveling want to know what the weather has in store. meteorologist jennifer delgaudio has the forecast. >> well, don, it's hard to believe we're only two days away from christmas, and everybody wants to know the forecast. we started off on christmas eve, and guess what, we are going to be looking at some rain out there as well as some snow in those higher elevations up towards parts of the ohio valley and the east coast. we're really going to be watching the chance for severe storms setting up across parts of texas, as well as for louisiana. now, a storm system is going to be coming in out of the four corners, and this is going to mean, yes, a white christmas for some areas. wh
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am EST
: another headline from "the new york times," "fiscal talks he up." boehner talks about where he will find allegiance within his party, the article also talks about where they will find support in the house from democrats. "no signs of reaching a deal revealed." as part of this so-called fix -- fiscal cliff, what tax deductions would you give up? fort lauderdale, hello. caller: hello. good morning. i feel that i would be willing to give up some of my medicare benefits. i currently get free shoes and other benefits from medicare that i would be willing to give up. host: anything that you would be willing to give up on your taxes? items that you have in the past? caller: i would be willing to give up my charitable deductions. host: how come? caller: i feel that i give part of it to my charitable deductions. host: would you still make donations to charity if you could not write it off on your taxes? caller: yes, i would. host: thank you for your call. joe? caller: i would be willing to give up earned income credit and i liked what the last caller said about modifying the amount for charitable
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
from new york. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent the quorum call be repealed. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: thank you, mr. president. first i want to thank my great colleague from pennsylvania, i enjoyed sharing a table last night with him and his beautiful, charming, intelligent wife, who he's lucky he would be the first to admit he's lucky to have married, and their four great girls. but second, thank him for his excellent, as usual, on-target remarks. we have a great chairman of the j.e.c. and every time he comes to the floor, it shows shoas. olympia snowe, bill kristol, congressman mike simpson of idaho, david brooks, congresswoman bono-mack and walter jones, "the national review." we're here to ai seau passing the senate's middle-class tax cut is the right thing to do. you don't have to take our word for it. two-thirds of the american public agrees with us but you don't need to take their word for it, either. just listen to the voices within speaker boehner's own party. there we go. a kent conrad i am not in terms of my facility with charts. it's clear
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
. they are colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee. it's unclear whether school days will be will be added to the calendar. educators say the goal is to make u.s. students more competitive. w > "the new york times" follows an on the homeless man in this photo we showed you last week. himhows a police officer giving him a pair >>> all right, nora, finally catching a break if the stormy weather. from you heading out the door, it's a little chilly in spots. but still, we've lot of sunshine coming our way. and well, couple of clouds outside as we look live out there toward the pleasanton area. we are going to see a lot of sunshine this afternoon. the temperatures expected to be in the mid-60s in the warmest spots in toward san jose. about 64 in livermore and 64 in san francisco. breezy at the coast but should remain dry. next couple of days the rain returns tomorrow late in the day tomorrow. >>> t onal weather report sponsored by bp. >>> could there actually be life on mars? a big announcement expected later today from nasa has caused quite a stir. >> it's one for the his
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
the "new york times," this is what they write where they stand in their progress right now. and there is a disagreement about stimulus funding and whether or not that is included in some overall deal. we will talk more about this from a democrat from pennsylvania coming up here on the "washington journal" later on the program. but i want to stick to our topic here this morning. role of federal state governments and mental health. we'll go to an independent caller from pennsylvania. caller, what's your name? caller: hello? host: hi. what's your name, caller? caller: yes. the role of the government in mental health, i believe, should be stepped up and i think it's directly related to the health care industry in particular. the obama care or whatever type of health program is needed because as someone said earlier, most people do not have enough financial weather withtoll be able to assist people that they know maybe in their family or in their neighbors or the communities to help them. and i'm amazed how when we hear about an event like this, people are amazed that so much vi
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
and pennsylvania fellows and new york fellows were all good to me. >> like your colleague, daniel akaka and former transportation chairman norman, world war ii was important in the event in their lives and in your life as well. you serve in the most highly decorated unit in the history of the united states army and received a bronze star, distinguished service cross and middle of honor. can you tell us what you learned from that experience, and how did that experience impact your public career? >> well, there are certain things that haunt me even to this day. and that is the realization of that the war can change a person's character and personality. one might be content and say i'm a good person. now, for example one week before i got into the service and put on my uniform i was and sunday school teacher and i sang in acquire. my mother was a devout methodist , christian temperance movement. they don't get any more difficult than that. the whole family was that way. then after training and going overseas, i recalled telling the first german -- killing the first german. the thing that haunts me is
MSNBC
Dec 1, 2012 9:00am PST
hour new york city is probably worse these days but it's kind of good news. the new york area is the leader in new jobs. about 128,000 more people were working in the big apple compared to a year earlier. at the same time houston gained about 96,000 jobs. los angeles about 78,000. given its record energy production, north carolina has been named as the best-run stat. wyoming slips to second in this year's 24 sln 7 wall street.com rankings. nebraska is third. california wins the dubious distinction of the worst-run state just ahead of rhode island and illinois. >>> well, cold play dreams of paradise. but americans who seek it in hawaii have a steep price to pay. the rainbow state tops a new cold well banker list of the most expensive states for home buyers. the average listing for a four bedroom two bath home going for nearly $750,000. massachusetts is about $300,000 less but still the second most expensive state. california is the third priceyest with a $430,000 price tag on average. the most affordable listings, nebraska where the average listing is about $145,000. iowa and g
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 10:00am EST
of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from new york, mr. higgins. mr. higgins: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina rise? mr. wilson: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wilson: and to revise and extend my remarks. madam speaker, at midnight tonight, our nation is scheduled to fall off the fiscal cliff because the augusta chronicle editorial of december 2 is correct. quote, it's that stubborn adherence to big spending that is powering the momentum toward the fiscal cliff. halting base spending is what's going to stop it. end of editorial. over the past year, house republicans have passed effective bipartisan legislation to prevent the entire fiscal cliff. unfortunately, these bills remain stalled in the senate graveyard. th
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm EST
for us. in the spring we experienced late freezes in michigan and new york and pennsylvania that wiped out fruit crops. a lot of small family farms, farms in northern michigan wiped out. in my home state late freezes in the spring caused cherry producers to lose practically their entire crop right off the bat. it warmed up, the buds came out, then they had a deep freeze; killed everything. our growers produce 75% of the u.s. supply of cherries. that's around 270 million pounds. and the cherry producers experienced 98% loss. now in our amendment, in the disaster bill and in the farm bill, we give them some help because they spent the rest of the crop year this year having to pay to maintain the orchards and the frees, eating the costs and hoping the trees will bounce back next year and produce a crop. so they have all the costs of maintaining everything but no revenue coming in. cherry producers were also forced to fight spreading diseases like cherry leaf spot and bacterial tinker, making the trees even more costly to maintain and at risk of loss. they didn't just lose their crop this
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 8:00pm EST
. . mr. murphy: i yield to the gentleman from new york, mr. engel. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. engel: mr. speaker, i have been to newtown, connecticut, and it's less than an hour's drive from my congressional district. we mourn all the people who lost their lives on friday, including 20 elementary school children and six educators. over the past few years, we have seen innocent lives lost to gun violence in a supermarket parking lot in arizona, a movie theater in colorado, an army base in texas, a college campus in virginia and now an elementary school in connecticut. the weapons have spawned these tragedies and long past time that we control them. the second amendment guarantees the right to bear arms but does not guarantee an absolute right to military-style, high caliber, semi-automatic, combat-assault rifles with high capacity magazines to anybody who wants them. it just does not and must not let interest groups persuade us otherwise. we need restrictions and sensible gun control legislation. we need them here and we need them now. our children are counti
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
for a woman... who reporteell puuhed a man to his death onna new york subway track.this is the second time this month... ssmeehiig like this has happened.witnesses say the train platform in qqeens... puuhing the maanonto thh tracks... and runniig awwy. police have not yet identified thh viitii. u-s house memberssreturn to worr sunday... just one day before the fiscal cliff &pdeadline.an aide to house pajority leader eric antor session through wednesday. the new 113th congress convenes at next thursday, january third. if congrrss doess't reach a fiscaa deal before monday's deadline... automatic tax increases and steep spending rescue me nattct. nats the singer behind the hit "rescue me".. has died. &pfontella bass ied wednesday of a heart attack.bass was honored with a star on the wall f fame in her hometown of saint louis in 2000.she was 72 years old. britney pears is getting the poot from the "x faator."ann inssier tells "us magazine".... the singer didn't show enough energy... and wasn't wooth her 15-million- dollar contract.that same source says that judge simon cowell felt he got
CNN
Dec 1, 2012 11:00am PST
-store shopping. >> our new york shop is based on what our tristate customers are shopping for online. they have no idea we have been studying them online and a merchandise selection based on what's in their cart, what they're clicking through. >> and laurie joins us now from new york. it's so interesting. we're talking about smaller, smaller folks who are doing this. what about larger online stores, for example, ebay, amazon, are they doing something similar? are we going to see an amazon store? >> sure, listen, there are already rumors now that amazon is setting up shop in seattle. so unconfirmed but lots of folks saying they're looking to make that move. what they are doing, amazon has the amazon locker. so if you're going to staples or radio shack, you might start seeing these giant lockers that say amazon locker. it allows people if they get something at home at amazon, they can pick it up, they get a confirmation e-mail, a number they type in and they'll get their object there. we're seeing that happen quite a bit. google just yesterday, they bought amazon's competitor, so you know, it's c
Current
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
to walt in new york. welcome. >> caller: hi, steph. really love your show and i'm encouraged to find your group so cheerful so early in the morning. >> it's an act. >> stephanie: yeah. go ahead walt. >> caller: the right to work shouldn't that be the right to be a slave law? >> stephanie: yeah, that's what president obama said yesterday. the right to -- >> to work for nothing. >> stephanie: yeah, to work cheap. the president on the fiscal cliff yesterday. >> obama: we can solve this problem. all congress needs to do is pass a law that would prevent a tax hike on the first $250,000 of everybody's income. >> stephanie: it's everybody. >> even the rich. >> stephanie: even your favorite top 1 percenters. >> good heaven's that lunch money. >> that's the electricity bill for mitt romney's car elevator. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: they held more negotiations yesterday, but neither side showed a willingness to give ground. the president said we make tough spending cuts on things we don't need, and we ask the wealthiest americans to pay their part. it's
NBC
Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
here in new york city celebrating christmas time. what's your favorite store? >> the apple store. >> are you bidding your christmas list? >> yes. >> mom? >> yes. >> just take notes. early christmas gift for some people in the middle of the country if you like it warm. we are looking at temperatures about 20 degrees above average, and actually, going to possibly break some records later on this afternoon with highs today topping out in the 80s for the meteorogical >>> good morning from the bay area weather center. we have the jet stream positioned over the bay area. more rain is on the way. we see a little bit of light action towards oakland and hayward and half moon bay through the santa cruz mountains. all of this moved off quickly and making way for the next system due it arrive tomorrow wr'ches and possibly to six in the mountains before we dry out on monday morning. >> faen you want more information on the heat or that rain, you can always check out your latest forecast at weather.com. lester, erica? >>> still ahead, case dismissed. the u.s. open ref who walked into a courtro
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm EST
families. >> may i inquire how much time on each side? >> 7 and 14 minutes. >> the gentleman from new york'. >> thank you. i yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from texas. >> recognized for 3 minutes. >> i thank the gentle lady and the chairman. when i mention the words hurricane sandy and the tragedy in newton, connecticut, many would wonder what do they have in common. an enormous gun tragedy and the loss of 26 lives, and americans suffering from a devastating storm. our hearts go out to those babies lost. it speaks to americans in need. that is why i am so trouble to be on the floor today. the framework we have says to america when you are in need, we will not be prepared to help you. what is disappointing, and i know for the speaker, it is probably the same case. just about three days ago, we thought there was a deal. between the white house and the framework offered. of this leadership house. it is disappointing. in the course of a couple of days, we have come to a situation where this plan, plan b, raises only about $300 billion from high income households. the centers for budget prior
FOX
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
reinforced the united states commitment to prevent the spread of aids and help end the pandemic. in new york. >> hundreds had to be evacuated after a train derailed on a new jersey bridge. the accident caused more than 12,000-gallons of chemicals to spill into a creek. 71 were treated for breathing problems and eye irritation. officials say the air is being monitored no longer poses a health risk. >> i have been told by the officials that are on scene with the railroad that there is still some product in that car that was breached that still needs to be removed. >> officials also say booms have been put in the creek to contain the chemicals. >> a controversial law that bans convicted sex offenders beaches and parks is being challenged by a panel of judges. they are asking the state court of appeals to review the measure after it overturned the conviction of a sex offender caught attending a party at a county park. the judged note that restrictions are up for the state legislature. >> the president facing mounting pressure to make a decision on whether to approve the keystone pipeline. s
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
're quite to head to springfield gardens new york. caller: good night to everyone into the whole world, especially the united states. i want to wish everyone a prosperous happy new year. i am really disappointed in the fact that i see big grown women and men in the senate cannot come together to prevent this fiscal call. i am a husband. i bring most of the money into the home. the way i look at it is that if there is a crisis going on in my family i am more than likely to step up to the plate and do what is up for necessary to make ends meet. that is a principle i have been living with all my life. to see that the republicans are sitting near in not trying to do the right thing is here. that is all i have to say. host: jeremiah from maryland. i think the vice president should not be the one in negotiating with mitch mcconnell. the person who should be negotiating with mitch mcconnell is the president of the united states of america. as america i am not happy with the way he is representing me or my country. he should not have his vice- president of their debating. that is all i have to
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
of maryland. maryland was hit hard, not as hard as new jersey or new york, and our prayers go out to all the communities that have been affected. but maryland was hit pretty hard. we had sustained winds for hour after hour after hour after hour. we had rainfall records -- nine inches. we had storm surges of seven-feet waves. we had flooding on the eastern shore of maryland. we had a storm in the western part of our state that dumped -- dropped 30 inches of wet snow. so we suffered from the -- the flooding on the eastern shore and the storms in western maryland. many of the communities were people who live below poverty are elderly. senator mikulski was just on the floor and talked about the circumstances in the city of crisfield n. that city. in that city, 32% of the population live blo live below e poverty level. 71% sustained water damage. waterman, which is one of the major industries for that community, found that they were literally unable to work and they're still unclear as to what's going to happen to their crops. so we have a serious problem. give you just two examples of people
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
jersey or new york, they get to decide. not the appropriators, not the authorizing committee, the cor corps's going to decide. well, i can tell you one organization that has a problem with priorities in this country today is the corps of engineers. and to blanket whatever they say as a priority versus having government oversight and committee oversight and appropriator oversight, by giving this blanket waiver, what we do is we take away our powers to correct them. and all this does is say that it's not automatically authorized and we will have plenty of time. because all these are mitigation projects. they all ought to be authorized and approved by the committee of jurisdiction as they go forward. all they have to do is come to congress and say, give us approval on this. rather than a blanket approval. and i think we're setting a terrible precedent, because what it says is, in the future, then we're going to let the corps decides what is important rather than the -- corps decide what is important rather than the governors, rather than the state legislature or rather than the congress.
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 12:00pm EST
as an example. so let's just understand in this body so that there's no mistake that new york and surrounding areas will get their money because the principle of fema money and probably other disaster money as well is simply this -- at the beginning of a year, you have some money in fema, but you never know what the disasters are going to be throughout the next 12 months. but when a disaster is declared, there is money there to flow, and when that disaster money runs out, as far as i know, it's always been replaced. whether you have an earthquake in california or you have a hurricane in the gulf of mexico or you have drought in the midwest like we have or texas like we have or you have tornadoes like we have in the midwest, and sandy as the most recent example. as far as i know, there has never been any dispute under the laws at that time, and those laws don't change very often. they -- they do get the money out to the people that need it, and then when that fund goes dry, it is replenished by congress. now, unless somebody is seeking money other -- in some way other than other disasters that
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 12:00pm EST
position and yield to the gentleman from new york whose community is suffering and who has done an able job in helping manage this bill. the presiding officer: the senator from new york. mr. schumer: first, i want to thank my colleague from pennsylvania. he didn't try to knock out the whole thing, and we appreciate that. having said that, i would just urge any of my colleagues in disaster areas to think very carefully before they vote for this. this will be the first time ever when a disaster isn't declared that we have offset money for it. that will mean that disaster money will be much less ready available in the future. the precedent is an awful one. it is something that goes against 100 years of democrats, republicans, north, east, south and west voting when one area has trouble to send the money without spending months and months and months fighting about whether to cut this or cut that or raise these taxes or do this to offset it. and i would say we had this fight when irene came about, and 19 of our colleagues came to the wisdom that it was a bad idea to offset it, and we didn't. so
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